Dr. Sam Boles, an Annapolis eye doctor, specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of glaucoma.
It is estimated that over 2.2 million Americans have glaucoma, but only half are aware, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. This is because glaucoma presents virtually no symptoms and vision loss begins with peripheral (side) vision. As a result, an individual can lose as much as 40% of their vision before even noticing. And the vision loss is irreversible. This is why glaucoma has been nicknamed “the sneak thief of sight.”
Everyone is at risk for glaucoma, so it helps to know what to look for.
If you had to try and name all of the different types of glaucoma, could you? You may be surprised at how many there are. Over the past several months, we have taken a closer look at several unique forms of glaucoma, including Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, Angle Closure Glaucoma, Normal Tension Glaucoma, and Secondary Glaucomas: Congenital Glaucoma, Exfoliative Glaucoma, Neovascular Glaucoma, Pigmentary Glaucoma, Traumatic Glaucoma, and Uveitic Glaucoma. This week, we are going to delve deeper into a rare form of glaucoma: Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE).
About Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE)
Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE) is a rare form of glaucoma in which the cells on the back of the cornea spread over the eye’s drainage tissue and across the iris. This forms adhesions, which bind the iris to the cornea, blocking the drainage channels and causing an increase in eye pressure. Damage to the optic nerve can result.
- Hazy vision upon awakening
- Halos around lights
Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome Treatment in Annapolis
Treatment for ICE typically includes medications and/or filtering surgery. Unlike most other forms of glaucoma, laser therapy is not effective.
To determine your best course of action, visit the Anne Arundel Eye Center in Annapolis, Maryland. Board certified ophthalmologist and Maryland top surgeon Dr. Samuel Boles of specializes in the treatment of both glaucoma and cataracts and has helped restore and preserve thousands of patients’ vision. Dr. Boles will diagnose your specific condition and make recommendations for treatment and future glaucoma management.
If you have any questions about Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome Treatment in Annapolis or wish to schedule an appointment with Anne Arundel Eye Center, please contact Board certified ophthalmologist Dr. Samuel Boles, Dr. Kathryn Gurganus Turner, and the eye care specialists here at AAEC by calling 410-224-2010 or visiting AnneArundelEyeCenter.com today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube as well!
For more eye care advice and information, please take a look at our previous blog posts.
Other Types of Glaucoma, Glaucoma Research Foundation
What is Irido Corneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE)? Glaucoma Research Foundation